Lovely Livvy
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LOVELY LIVVY (T. Johnson ’23)
TB early-midseason 35” (89cm)
Lightly scented. LOVELY LIVVY (T. Johnson ’23) TB early-midseason 35” (89cm) Lightly scented. This gorgeous iris is named to honor the late great Olivia Newton-John. Olivia was not only a very talented celebrity but she was a gorgeous human being. Although I never met her, I certainly followed her career and life. Always a kind, warm and loving person, she never acted the celebrity, taking time to acknowledge all who came upon her. She courageously fought breast cancer in an out of remission for 20 years. Never one to complain she always looked on the positive side of things. The latter part of her life was dedicated to finding a cure for Cancer. She founded the Oliva Newton-John Cancer And Wellness Centre In Melbourne, Australia, the country she called home. Here she tirelessly raised money to support cancer research using plant-based treatments. Lovely Livvy was the pet name the media used throughout Olivia’s life to describe her. The iris we have chosen to honor her kind of named itself. Firstly, it is pink, the color of breast cancer awareness. On top of that, I made the cross in the garden of Barry and Lesley Blyth (using two of Barry’s seedlings), who live only miles from where Olivia grew up. Lovely Livvy is an extraordinary and unique creation in a color combination that has not yet been seen in iris until now. White standards are flushed pink. Falls are a deeper rose pink with a gorgeous ruffled white band. Olivia with her kind and generous heart inspired me to do my part, so I donated a portion of the proceeds of each plant sold in its introductory year (2023) to her Cancer research centre in Australia. Sdlg. TJ335B: X267-12 (U232-1: (S290-3: Raise the Curtain x Another Woman) x (S69-1: (02-185c: Restless Heart x Queen’s Circle) x (02-191B: Tour De France x Rippling River))) x Bashful Love. X Walk Right Back pod parent.
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Shivers
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SHIVERS (T. Johnson ’23) TB Midseason 37” (94cm) Sweet fragrance. Wow, just wow is what I say each time I see this one in flower. Nearest attempt yet to a black amoena that we have seen. Icy blue white standards have a gilt gold edge and the visible style crests are also etched in gold. Falls are about a dark a black purple as there is. Beards are a burnt orange. Shivers is also blessed with beautiful form, ruffles, stems and good bud count. Absolutely spectacular. Check out additional pictures including clump shots of it on the website. Sdlg. TJ303ZZ: By Starlight sib.
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Superhero Kiss
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SUPERHERO KISS (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Midseason 30” (76cm)
Slight sweet fragrance. Cream standards are widely and precisely edged in red veining with yellow tints. Falls are a very deep blue violet with a central white sunburst. Violet lines run through the sunburst from and around the beard. Finally, there is a wide deep lemon line that extends below the beard to the dark violet band. A very large full round and ruffled form adds to the drama. Shorter in stature but with strong stems. There is a lot going on here but guaranteed to not be missed in the garden. Sdlg. TK90A: Parentage unknown.
One In A Million
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ONE IN A MILLION (T. Johnson ’23)
TB flat Midseason 35” (89cm)
No fragrance. To the best of our knowledge this is the first TB flat plicata to be introduced, thus the name. No standards and 6 falls. The style arms are etched on the crests with the same pattern as is on the edge of the falls. The falls are white then bordered and stitched red violet. Sometimes but not always each fall will have a center belly stripe of violet that appears as a narrow straight line extending from the beard to the petal edge. Sdlg. TL172ZZ: Parentage is unknown lost tag.
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Hit The Bullseye
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HIT THE BULLSEYE (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Midseason 35” (89cm)
Light sweet fragrance. Lemon yellow standards becoming lighter at the edges. Falls are a deep burgundy black with a lavender diffused band and then a light lemon band and finally a white edge. Nicely ruffled flowers are more moderately sized held on well branched stems. Very lovely. Sdlg. TK130D: Fields of Gold sib.
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Tenacity
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TENACITY (T. Johnson ’23).
TB Midseason 36” (91.5cm)
Sweet fragrance. Lavender blue standards with a yellowish green veined network in the center. Falls are an intensely deep velvety black purple with a white sunburst. A wide deep purple belly stripe runs from the beard to the purple band. This is one spectacular iris. Great form, buds, branching and growth, and show stalks always. Tenacity has been marked as an introduction since its maiden bloom. She is also proving to be a very good parent. Sdlg. TL214B: TI180C: (Locomotion sib x (Blyth O211-A: (L94-1: (Ostentatious x G48-5: (Burst x Epicenter)) x L266-1: (G48-5 x Zestful Miss)) )x R41-6, Stay Stylish pollen parent sib X TH156A: (Photo Shoot x (Blyth O211-A: (L94-1: (Ostentatious x G48-5: (Burst x Epicenter)) x L266-1: (G48-5 x Zestful Miss)) )x R41-6, Stay Stylish pollen parent sib).
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Love You So
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LOVE YOU SO (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Midseason-late 38” (96.5cm)
Light sweet fragrance. Standards are flesh pink blending to a yellowish edge. The center of the standards are a deep rose pink. Falls are a deep rose pink with a light pink edge. Large flowers are wide and heavily ruffled. Stems are tall and well branched and budded. Gorgeous!! Sdlg. TK1F: Sib to Fond Of You
Let Me Be There
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LET ME BE THERE (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Midseason 35” (89cm)
Sweetly scented. Let Me Be There is a WOW iris that cannot be overlooked! Standards are deep lemon yellow. Falls are white with a diffused lilac border. Hafts are touched lemon. The form and ruffles are indescribable, simple gorgeous. We have used Let Me Be There heavily in our breeding program and have been glad we did. An absolute must iris! Sdlg. TL151B: Dressed To The Nines X Gala Event.
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Gone Viral
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GONE VIRAL (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Early-midseason 36” (91.5cm)
Sweet fragrance. Standards are marine blue violet with a white band. Falls are a deep rich blue violet with a white edge and striping on the sides. There is a large white luminata patch around the beard and a short white dart below the beard. The hafts are touched orange which helps to draw the eye into the flower. An exceptionally beautiful luminata that has been popular with garden visitors waiting for its release. Recommended! Sdlg. TJ124YY: Song Of Silence X Belle Fille.
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Gala Event
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GALA EVENT (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Midseason-late 36” (91.5cm)
Sweet fragrance. Golden orange standards tower over deep old rose falls with a large central blue violet wash. Hafts are touched gold on either side of burnt orange beards. Lots of ruffles on well- formed flowers. Good branching and bud count complete the package. Sdlg. TI122A: Barbara Rider X Arrivederci.
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Princess Pretty Pink
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PRINCESS PRETTY PINK (Paul Black 23)
TB Midseason-Late 34” (86.5cm)
Slight musky fragrance This later blooming pink ground plicata avoids the winter damage that plagued so many earlier ones of this type. Ruffled standards are mid pink blending to mid apricot edges. Mid coral styles echo these warmer colors. Light pink falls have white luminata type patches lined mid plum. Narrow ruffled red-plum plicata bands encircle the expansive falls. Coral beards are the perfect accessory. Vigorous growth creates sumptuous clumps filled with show stalks having 3 branches and 8-10 buds. Sdlg. BB149G: Black Y135A: (All too Exciting x Fancy Ideas) X Z100G, Background Noise sib
Satan's Tango
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SATAN’S TANGO (Paul Black 23)
TB Early-Late 32” (81cm)
No fragrance This bold devil is all about motion and intensity. Let the dance begin. Highly ruffled vivid mid yellow standards swirl around same-colored styles with crests streaked rust. Edges of velvety red-black falls are trimmed mid red and yellow. White veins thrust over the hafts in a moustache pattern. Clumps are ooh la la hot! Moderate sized flowers are born in great abundance on show stalks with 3 branches and 8-9 buds. Clean foliage and easy growth make this a top pick garden variety. Sdlg. Z95K, Unimaginable sib
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Vivid Sunset
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VIVID SUNSET (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Early-midseason 38” (96.5cm)
Light sweet fragrance. Gold and rose blended standards with a gold band. Falls are a rich burgundy with a wide lilac rose band and then a second but narrower gold band. Large well-formed flowers on tall stems. A very colorful and fun iris. Sdlg. TI61ZZ: What a Circus sib.
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Under The Harvest Moon
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UNDER THE HARVEST MOON (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Early-midseason-late 36” (91.5cm)
Slight sweet fragrance. I have a bit of a love for orange amoenas and this one is no exception! Standards are cream with orange centers. Falls are a rich orange with deep red-orange beards. This is bloomed for a long time this past spring and everytime I was near it I felt obliged to take a picture. It is extremely bright and lovely. Sdlg. TK213YY: Latest Fashion sib X Shockaholic.
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Take A Look
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TAKE A LOOK (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Midseason 35” (89cm)
Sweet fragrance. Dark ruby red standards and edge on black cherry falls. Smoldering orange to near red beards. Large flowers on beautiful ruffled form. A very gorgeous iris. Sdlg. TM75C: Night Whispers X Own The Night.
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Refined Elegance
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REFINED ELEGANCE (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Midseason 37” (94cm)
Sweet fragrance. The first thing that comes to mind about Refined Elegance is form! It was stunning in the fields this past spring. Lemon yellow standards are shot lilac up the midrib. Falls are a rosy lilac being deeper at the haft and lighter at the edge. A heavy wash of lemon on either side of the beard helps to accentuate the ruffles. This is a beautiful iris in a different sort of color pattern than we have seen. Sdlg. TK131WW: Head Of the Class sib.
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On The Cover
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ON THE COVER (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Early-midseason 32” (81cm)
Sweet fragrance. Standards are the darkest red violet with a very light rose edge. Falls are an intense shade of black mulberry with a thin light margin of light rose. There is just a touch of orange on either side of the white luminata patch. On The Cover is a very dark luminata but to the red tones of purple black where as many other dark luminatas currently on the market are to the blue tones of black. A little shorter in stature than some of the others but she certainly packs a lot of punch securing her place on the cover of the catalogue this year. Sdlg. TK22A: sister to last years intro
Spine Tingler.
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Never Enough
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NEVER ENOUGH (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Early-midseason 34” (86.5cm)
Light fragrance Peach-pink Standards. Falls are white with peach hafts and edge. Beards are tangerine with lavender-white at the end. The emphasis here is ruffles and more ruffles! The standards are extremely ruffled, creating a very feathery display. If you like ruffles you know there is “never enough”! It just so happens that Never Enough is also a good grower and has a pretty decent stem. Sdlg. TJ106D: Otherside Of Heaven X Treasure Bay.
Just Between Us
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JUST BETWEEN US (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Midseason 35” (89cm)
Light sweet fragrance. Standards are medium pink in the center, then becoming white with pink veins and finally forming a pink rim. Falls are white with a rose-pink band and a white tipped orange beard. Just Between Us is lovely in every way. The ruffled form is beautiful, it is a good grower and has nicely branched stems. I have used it extensively in hybridizing and it has proved itself an excellent parent. Sdlg. TK47ZZ: Arrivederci X Dressed To The Nines.
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Here Comes Trouble
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HERE COMES TROUBLE (T. Johnson ’23)
TB Early-midseason 36” (91.5cm)
Sweet fragrance. Dark burgundy-maroon standards are edged with a wide gold band. Falls are a deep beetroot red to near black with a narrow gold edge. The central white luminata patch has gold touched hafts on both sides. Heavily ruffled flowers are a delight to behold. Here Comes Trouble is a strong grower with fast increase and a prolific bloomer. She has been very popular with garden visitors. Sdlg. TK51VV: Fancy Ideas X TG173B: (Song Of Silence x TC174D: (Midnight Velvet pod parent x TY10AA: (High Master x Double Click))).
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